Inspired by The Ten Hunting Dogs of the Kangxi Emperor (Ai Qimeng, Qing Dynasty) in which presented the Chinese hound - Xigou，we intend to tell the story of Xigou through four windows regarded as four continuous screens.
“骏犬献丹青” 一只优雅灵性的灵犬从《十骏犬图》(艾启蒙，清朝)一跃而出来到准备迎接新年的人间，预示充满活力和希望的戊戌犬年的到来。 The dog jumps out of a well-known Chinese painting, “The Ten Hunting Dogs of the Kangxi Emperor,” (Ai Qimeng, Qing Dynasty) in celebration of the New Year of the Dog.
“灵犬报兴旺” 走到街头，灵犬抬头望着开满梅花的枝头上落满的喜鹊，描绘出一副“喜上眉梢”的吉祥画面。图案呈现出传统团花剪纸的形式，团花中图形的对称和环绕之美预示在新的一年中家庭团圆圆满，心想事成。 The backdrop is derived from traditional Chinese paper cutting and features magpies, plum blossoms, and dogs. The plum blossoms and magpies signify happiness and good luck. The symmetry and circularity of the cut-outs symbolizes family reunion and wishes coming true in the New Year.
"戌犬丰年” 当我们在忙碌的准备迎接新年的时候，这只灵犬正躲在一幅书法作品背后瞧我们呢。 The dog hides behind the traditional calligraphy hand-scroll, which translates to “the zodiac dog wishes a prosperous year.”
“瑞兽祝永昌” 后来，灵犬来到了一户人家的门口，门上贴着中国传统年画“门神”，刻画着财神“赵公明”与他的坐骑。财神为家庭带来好运，虎则镇宅，抵御霉运，灵犬正在门前和老虎玩耍嬉戏，即将到来的戊戌年将是繁荣昌盛的一年。 The dog arrives at the gate of a house whose family is celebrating the Spring Festival. On the door there are Chinese wood block prints portraying Zhao Gongming, the God of Wealth, riding his mount, the Black Tiger. These characters are believed to defend against misfortune of the family. The dog is playing with the Black Tiger, implying a flourishing New Year.
中国驻纽约总领事章启月与帝国大厦集团主席 Consul General of NY Zhang Qiyue with president of empire state building.